As hand and foot wait to be waited on, patrons relax in a cozily furnished waiting room complete with fireplace and velvety couch, and the studio is graced with full-length mirrors, wooden floors, and elegant columns. During the pedicure portion, luxurious products from Footlogix let feet relish the luxury usually reserved for hands and vestigial tentacles.
The friendly aestheticians at Bellezza Salon and Spa stave off stress and prettify toes with a menu of relaxing pedicure treatments. The one-hour spa pedicure begins as walk-weary feet are eased into a soothing bath where streams of warm water unwind knotted ligaments and relax tight tootsie tendons. Unruly phalanges face a phalanx of file-wielding pedicurists who meticulously shape each nail and curb each cuticle while pumicing rough, calloused skin and trimming off excess pie crust from the nail’s edge. After the shaping, an exfoliating foot scrub smoothes skin that is made extra silky with the application of a moisturizing lotion massaged into each foot, setting remaining tension free and relocating it to a peaceful farm in the country. Finally, a hot-towel wrap swaddles each newly shaped and softened leg paddle, locking in hydration, and ensuring comfort as each of the 12 toes receives a precise, confidence-boosting polish.
Larisa Boguta discovered an interest in tailoring garments at a young age, so, after attending college in Europe, she worked at tailor shops in the United States to expand upon the skills required to open her own business. Larisa’s Tailor Shop is the culmination of her more than 15 years of tailoring experience. She specializes in both men’s and women’s clothing, as well as more involved projects, such as wedding gowns and bridesmaids’ dresses.
Maggie Rosen transforms dull and chipped keratin sheets into pristine tips within the walls of Salon Hermitage. She expertly curtails cuticles for maximum nail exposure before festooning tips in regular or long-lasting Shellac polish. She also marries fingertips with eye-catching acrylics or 10 thimbles for extra protection.
Manhattan native Mia Scofield opened Mia's Nails Creations & Day Spa 16 years ago. Today, her 10-person team of stylists and nail technicians administers a range of beauty and spa services, including manicures and pedicures, haircuts and coloring, waxing, and facials. Mia heightens each experience with warm interior décor, from the lush comforters draping the private spa beds to the soft-blue walls enlivening the light-soaked salon space. Committed to giving back to the community without having to massage every rigid sapling, the spa often shakes up charity auctions by donating various service vouchers.
Justin Saitta founded the colorful NY Line of Hair Design in 1980 with the goal of forging personal bonds with each of his clients. Now, two decades and four WARM 101.3 Best of Rochester awards later, Saitta and his team of stylists continue to consult with each visitor and custom craft haircuts that are perfectly suited to individual looks and lifestyles. Stylists also help visitors avoid bad hair days with suggestions about daily care, regular salon upkeep, and not wearing mop buckets as hats. Mani-pedis and hair removal keep body parts looking fresh, and makeup specialists prep customers for special occasions such as proms, weddings, and wedding-themed superproms.